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Scottish independence: The electoral mathematics would look a lot less daunting for the Tories

February 1st, 2014

Time to send George/Dave on lots of trips north?

At GE2010 Labour won 41 of the 59 Scottish seats while the Tories came away with one. So if Scotland gets stripped out of the equation then achieving an overall majority because a much easier task for the blues.

As a rough and ready way of calculating the impact on the current commons seat projection simply deduct 20 from the LAB majority figure.

Mike Smithson

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